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September 9, 2021

“Make-A-Wish Wisconsin pushes higher fundraising goals to double its reach”

This article featuring GiveSmart customer Make-A-Wish Wisconsin originally appeared in The Milwaukee Business Journal on…

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August 27, 2021

How to ask for auction items

It can feel awkward to ask for things. Everyone feels that way!  Hearing yes to an auction…

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July 24, 2021

“Donors Are Giving: Strategic Tips On Securing Those Funds For Your Mission”

This post and image originally appeared on Customer Think on July 23, 2021. It was written…

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July 21, 2021

“Golf And Cash – Great Four-Letter Words”

This post and image originally appeared in The Nonprofit Times on July 20, 2021. It…

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July 6, 2021

“Number Crunching”

This article and image originally appeared in The Meeting Magazine on July 5, 2021. It features…

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May 11, 2021

Fundraising? Virtual Events & Strategies to Get You Started

In this episode of The Event Tech Talk Show, which originally aired on May 10,…

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What our clients say

We needed a platform to make sales online and to track and display ads for our sponsors. GiveSmart was perfect. We ended up making close to $15,000 more than we had hoped for. Definite better ROI than we anticipated. The interface is easy to use and provides plenty of options to get help if needed.

Michelle M.

The Rotary Club of South Whidbey Island

Using GS has created ease in auction bookkeeping, payments, and generating post-event thank you/tax letters. While we were online during COVID, our interactions with our GiveSmart via phone, email, and zoom were seamless. A representative always got back to us within the day. I would recommend GiveSmart to anyone doing a large online event.

Julie G.

MicroFinancing Partners in Africa

GiveSmart is highly flexible - you can use it for [a] simple registration and check-in, to full-scale galas with complex order forms, onsite upsells, live auctions, seating management, and more.

Jamie F.

Hope Chest for Breast Cancer

GiveSmart is easy to use and ideal for virtual events and can be used for in-person events to manage the silent auction, seating charts, and check-in to the event. Being able to use the platform for unlimited events within the contract year is very useful and being able to add other users and volunteers for different levels of access is helpful as well.

Dawn L.

Literacy Coalition of Palm Beach County